Change Your Lifestyle

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The hardest part of making a lifestyle change is often the beginning. It is easy to spend hours planning but never actually do anything.

Sometimes, we don’t realize we are setting ourselves up for failure. We set ourselves up to fail if our goals are unrealistic.

You don’t need to do it all at once. It is possible to start slowly and be successful.

It is important to start.

You don’t have to abandon everything when changing your diet. Start by looking at your portion sizes. What are your actual calorie intakes?

This can be done in two ways: are you too hungry or enough?

You can reduce your portion size by switching from a large dinner plate to a smaller side dish. A “healthy plate” can be purchased that shows how much protein, vegetables and carbs you should put on it.

Food swapping can be a great way to enjoy your favourite foods healthily.

Like Fish and Chips – Instead of frying fish, you can have it steamed or grilled. You can bake the chips or make sweet potato oven-baked chips.

It would help if you ate small, regular meals throughout the day. You won’t be tempted to eat a huge meal at the end of a long day if you don’t have any food during the day. Also, you will make better decisions if you don’t feel hungry.

Please do not underestimate the time it takes to do an exercise program. Otherwise, you will not be able to exercise as much.

You can start by taking a walking route each day. Please keep track of your progress so you can monitor it each week.

You can also do your exercise at home or join a local boot camp to have others around you support you.